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chr i st i an e paul is Associate Professor

at the School of Media Studies, The New School, and Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Her recent books are Context Providers – Conditions of Meaning in Media Arts (2011, in Chinese 2012), co-edited with Margot Lovejoy and Victoria Vesna; New Media in the White Cube and Beyond (2008); and Digital Art (2003 & 2008). At the Whitney Museum she curated exhibitions including Cory Arcangel: Pro Tools, Profiling (2007), Data Dynamics (2001), and the net art selection for the 2002 Whitney Biennial – as well as the Whitney Museum’s artport website. Other curatorial work includes The Public Private (Kellen Gallery, The New School, 2013), Eduardo Kac: Biotopes, Lagoglyphs and Transgenic Works (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2010); and Feedforward – The Angel of History (co-curated with Steve Dietz; Laboral Center for Art and Industrial Creation, Gijon, Spain, 2009).

org, and others. Richard has taught courses on art and new media at UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, the San Francisco Art Institute and elsewhere. He served on the boards of the Berkeley Center for New Media, New Langton Arts, and the Museum Computer Network. He lead the NEA-funded project, Archiving the Avant-Garde, about the preservation of digital art, and is currently completing a book for The MIT Press on collecting and preserving media culture.

edwa rd a . sh anken writes and teaches

Curator of the Samek Art Gallery at Bucknell University. He has worked as Digital Media Director and Adjunct Curator at the UC Berkeley Art Museum, and as curator at New Langton Arts and for the San Jose Arts Commission. He has been a jury member

about the entwinement of art, science, and technology with a focus on interdisciplinary practices involving new media. Academic posts have included the Hohenberg Chair of Excellence in Art History, University of Memphis; University Lecturer, New Media, University of Amsterdam; and Executive Director of Information Science and Information Studies, Duke University. Recent publications include essays on art historiography, sound art and ecology, art and software in the 1960s, aesthetic computing, and bridging the gap between new media and contemporary art. Shanken edited and wrote the introduction to Roy Ascott’s, Telematic Embrace: Visionary Theories of Art, Technology and Consciousness (2003). His critically acclaimed survey, Art and

for the Rockefeller Foundation, Rhizome.

Electronic Media (2009) has been expanded

r i c ha r d r i n e h ar t is Director and Chief

Speculative Scenarios — Edited by Annet Dekker  

There is a growing understanding of the use of technological tools for dissemination or mediation in the museum, but artistic experiences th...

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